The countdown has begun..and this is when i'ts time to hand over the manuscript to…
I made sure that I had a relaxing time over Christmas as I knew that 2023 was going to be a busy year. I have really simple pleasures. I love walking my spaniels at the beach and riding my bike, catching up with friends and laughing a lot. Oh yes and food..I love cooking and eating.!! Then when I have to close the curtains, shut out the sun and write, I can smile at the memories. I find summer a season very hard to write in. I don’t know how those writers who went off to Tahiti and Vietnam managed to do it. I think alcohol had a bit to do with it.
So what is happening? Well, I am currently working on a third crime novel….at this stage called Untitled and am re-editing “The Glasgow Smile” in preparation for its release in April. This is no easy task, my mind is in three dimensions and at times I don’t know who I am talking to or where I am. I am also travelling to Harrogate for the Theakston Peculiar Crime festival and then on to have a long holiday in the Uk and in Split, Italy, which includes a cruise along the coast of Dubrovnik.
In October, I am heading across the ditch to Sydney to the BAD festival, be part of a kiwi brotherhood of crime writers, RWR McDonald and Jacqueline Bulbitz and we are calling ourselves Killing Kiwis. I just hope those dim Australians don’t think we go around knocking off our national bird.
At the moment I am working on the front cover of “The Glasgow Smile” …. watch this space.